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Woody Paeonia Catalog Pages (tree or shrub peony)
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All peonies are shipped as dormant divisions and grafted plants in late September and early October, the appropriate time for planting peonies.  Please see our cultural pages for planting and care instructions.  We do not ship peonies in the spring.  Order early for best selection.  This catalog will close in early August 2019 to allow time for field selection, processing and digging.  Please note that lutea hybrids typically do not grow over 4’ in Wisconsin due to winter kill of stems, but reliably regrow and bloom on basal buds.  They may grow taller in more reasonable climates.   Sizes:  Premium Plants:  4 to 5 year old grafted plants or divisions from larger plants which should bloom within a year or two, often the season after planting.  Select Plants: 3 year grafted plants which should bloom a year or two after planting, sometimes the next season.
Select Plants $80.00
Happy Days. 
Saunders.  1948.  F1 lutea hybrid.  Medium sized single flowers  that are a blend of gold, pink, ivory and rose.  Part of the Saunders Tea Rose Group.  Petals are generally edged in deep rose.  Maroon stamens and sheath.  Cream stigmas.  Broadly and deeply ruffled.  Happy Days grows to approximately 30 inches and 4 feet in width.  No fertility.  (lutea x suffruticosa).  An excellent plant and flower in high demand by collectors.
Select Plants $70.00
Helene Martin.  Cayeux.  1986.  F1 lutea hybrid.  Beautiful soft cream single blossoms with undertones of softest pink. Small, delicate red-pink basal flares. Most of the very large blossoms have a double row of large broad petals.  Cream sheath and stigmas.  Reddish-pink stamens.  A gorgeous flower that is carried on plants that have finely cut leaves.  Foliage and stems are tinted in red to varying degrees.  Robust grower that produces many stems.  Easy to grow.  Reportedly has fertility, we've not experienced this to date.  F1 lutea hybrid.  (potanini trolloides x Gessekai).
Premium Plants $100.00
Select Plants $80.00
Hephestos.  (God of Fire) Daphnis.  1977.   Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  American Peony Society Gold Medal winner-2009.  APS 'Best In Show'-2012, 2017.  Large double to semi-double, brick red with ruffled petals and nice fragrance.  The unfurling buds are magnificent (look like rose buds) and the flowers are without peers.  Red stigmas, purple sheath and maroon stamens.  Simply one of the best hybrids. Plants become large over time and spread wider than high.  Bloom is heavy with most stems producing flowers.  Makes a well rounded shrub suitable for landscaping.  Plants are very rounded and produce many shoots, creating a good landscape specimen.  To 4' in Wisconsin.  One of my favorites.  Sadly, no fertility.  Blooms in the later part of the woody peony season.  (Thunderbolt x F2-A)  These will be nice three year old plants, but Hephestos lags in size from other cultivars after grafting-thus a little smaller than usual.
Premium Plants $60.00
Icarus.  (Son of Daedalus, First Man To Fly). Daphnis.  1977.    Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Single, red with two rows of pointed widely ruffled petals.  Pink-red stigmas, red sheath and stamens.  A brighter red than Boreas, and leaves are larger.  Plants grow to about 3 feet and Wisconsin are extremely vigorous.  Easy to grow.  No fertility noted.  Very good.  (unnamed F1 x self)
Premium Plants $75.00
Select Plants $55.00
Ice Age.  Saunders/Seidl.  1996.  F1 lutea hybrid mutation.  White-cream with brushed pink flares. A mutation from Age of Gold selected by Bill Seidl many years ago. Same flower and plant form as Age of Gold.   Excellent vigorous growth and a wonderful shrub both in and out of bloom. Produces many ground shoots.   Plants are easily divided after 4 to 6 years.  Same seed fertility as Age of Gold. F1 lutea hybrid. 
Premium Plants $90.00
Select Plants $65.00
Iphigenia.  (Daughter of Agamemnon).  Daphnis.  1977.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Single to semi- double, two rows of petals-inner row rise upward, bright clear red.  Pink-red sheath and stigmas.  Stamens are maroon and anthers are a waxy light yellow.  Flowers present themselves by facing the viewer and are borne on sturdy stems.  Extremely floriferous, rivaling suffruticosa flower production. Plants are mounded and grow to 4 feet in Wisconsin, but may be taller  in warmer climates .  Very good for us in the open field and as a landscape plant near our house.  No fertility.   A favorite.  Blooms during the later part of the woody season.  (BC-2 x Daioh)
Select Plants $100.00
Krickles.  Seidl/Casey/Bremer. 2019.  Suffruticosa. Unknown parentage. Large light lavender-pink semi-double flowers with darker lavender petal bases. 7 to 10 carpels. Bright pink-red stigmas and a purple sheath. Filaments fade from lavender-orchid to white near anthers. Flowers are attractively ruffled and crimped along the petal edges. Elegant upright carriage of flowers over deep blue-green foliage. Foliage is typical of a most suffruticosa cultivars, but has red petioles and veining in leaves. A seedling given to Kris Casey from William Seidl in the 1990's. Plants are strong growers with excellent disease resistance. Stems branch liberally and produce many flowers each year. Excellent stem hardiness, without winter damage in most years. Grows to 5 feet and spreads to a width of 6 feet or more after 10 years. Named for Kris Casey. Easily fertile both ways.  We've grown this plant for many years and have distributed it under this name to a number of peony enthusiasts.   Limited.  One per customer as supply lasts.
Select Plants $85.00
Kronos.  Daphnis.  1966.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Dark crimson-blood red flowers.  Petals are lightly ruffled and are waxy.  Stamens, stigmas and sheath are all red.  Seldom available and quite good.  Foliage is finely cut.  Produces many ground stems and plants can be divided.  This plant should not be confused with other cultivars, but we sometimes see Iphegenia being substituted incorrectly.   Medium height plant with finely cut foliage.  No fertility noted, but we have seen light amounts of pollen.  (D-23) (Lutea 1 x J 25 'Ubatama')
Select Plants $70.00
Leda.  (Queen of Sparta, Mother of Caster & Pollux)  Daphnis.  1977.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  American Peony Society Gold Medal winner-2014.  Pink with light red streaks going through each petal. Semi-double. Two rows of petals, well formed and rounded.  Red stamens, white sheath and cream stigmas.  Large and beautiful, flowers are carried outward.  Plants produce woody stems, but spread outward, rather than upward.  Excellent.  No fertility noted, but rumor has it that seeds have been produced in Europe.  (Kokoman x BC-2).

Select Plants $100.00
Lois Elaine Laning.  Laning.  1995.  Lutea hybrid.  APS 'Best In Show'-1997.  (Age of Gold x suffruticosa).  Large deep brownish-rose full double flowers carried on tall robust plants (4 feet in Wisconsin).  Very unusual coloration and gorgeous form. Plants have wide foliage of medium green. Exhibited in the seedling class, Kalamazoo, Michigan, June 2-3-4. No fertility noted to date.  Superior.  Rarely available cultivar.
Plants Sold Out Since January 1, 2019
Select Plants $60.00
Hanakisoi. (Floral Rivalry).  Chugai Nursery.  1910.  Japanese suffruticosa. Large semi-double to double medium pink flowers.  Flowers are creped and ruffled.   Outer edges of the petals fade more quickly than the interior.  The large flowers are held upright by sturdy stems and never fail to put on a great show. Cream stigmas, sheath and stamens.  Plants have much red coloration in their leaves.  A sturdy grower that is thought to be one of the best pink suffruticosas by many gardeners.  Fertile both ways and creates some wonderful looking seedlings.  Blooms in the early part of the woody peony season.
Premium Plants $180.00
Harvest Peach. Seidl.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Somewhat variable in color from year to year. Single to Semi-double flowers are peach with magenta flares. Notched petals are slightly ruffled. An unusual color that sometimes approaches a light orange. Magenta sheath, red stamens and light pink stigmas.  Excellent dark green foliage with well dissected foliage that has very pointed ends.  Stems are not particularly hardy to temperatures below -15F, but re-grow vigorously from basal buds to bloom the same spring.  Pollen and seed fertility.  Seed is difficult (mostly soft seed). Bill Seidl believed that this plant might lead to more orange colored lutea hybrids in future generations. (Sedona x Autumn Harvest)
Select Plants $90.00
Heart of Darkness.  Saunders.  1948.  Reported to be an F2 generation lutea hybrid.  (delavayi x suffruticosa).  Very deep black-red single flowers  that are lightly ruffled.  Dark red sheath and stamens.  Bright red stigmas.  Foliage is fine and deeply lobed.  Creates a large mound shaped plant with many ground shoots.  Reportedly a F2 of Saunders.  No seeds, but we have noted pollen.  A collectors plant for historic value and dark flowers. Nearly lost in commerce and rarely available.  Has usable pollen.

Select Plants $90.00
  Saunders.  1948.  F1 lutea hybrid.  Single old rose pink with yellow undertones and deep pink veins.  A lovely flower and excellent plant.  Stem hardiness is very good for an F1 hybrid and blooms are carried well above foliage or to the side.  Some seed fertility noted.   Plants are good upright growers.  Foliage is finely cut. Parentage unknown.  Rarely available.
Select Plants $200.00
KC Red.  Seidl/Bremer.  2018.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  Image is not correct color (brighter more pink-red in reality), but form is representative. Single to semi double flowers of red-pink coloration.   Petals are nicely notched and ruffled along their edges.  Sheath and filaments are red and stamens carry bright yellow pollen.  Bill's seedling number for this plant was SH138 and it has been previously distributed under this number and the name 'KC Red'.  In the late 1990's Bill was culling plants in his garden and gifted Kris Casey, a dear friend of Bill's, the plant.   Bill later saw the plant growing in Kris' garden and decided he would like it back in his garden.  So it happened and Bill began to breed with the plant, only to find that is was exceptionally fertile and quite beautiful.   Flower carriage is very good and bloom is reliable here in Wisconsin.   KC Red is perhaps one of our best advanced generation lutea hybrids and is always in high demand for fertility and beauty.  Plants are healthy and easy growers.  KC Red's parentage is Seidl #15 x unknown.  Seidl #15 comes from a cross of (Golden Experience x Chinese Dragon), which we hope to register in the future.
Select Plants $85.00
Lavender Hill.  Seidl.  1996.  American rockii-suffruticosa lineage hybrid.  (Rock's Variety x Kamata-fuji).  Many petaled semi-double lavender petals and stamens, cream-lavender sheath, pink stigmas, dark purple flares.  Petals are creped and ruffled.  Beautiful rounded and deeply cut leaves gracefully cover the medium sized shrub.  Plants are heavy bloomers and flower carriage is very good.  Very hardy and always consistent.  To 4 feet and 5 feet wide after 10 years.  A rockii hybrid that has it all-superior. Fertile both ways.  One of the most popular woody peonies we carry and worthy of any garden.  Recommended for cold winter climates.
Premium Plants $220.00
Lyra.  Bremer. 2019.  Advanced generation lutea hybrid.  (Sedona x Loyola).  Loyola is an unregistered Bernard Chow hybrid.  Seedling number 'NB16'.  Creped, crinkled and highly ruffled rose-pink semi-double to double flowers that fade to a slightly lighter color at outer edges. Lyra has small maroon flares that are not generally visible due to petal organization . Maroon sheath and stamens. Pink stigmas. 25-35 petals. 2 to 3 buds per stem. Bloom season is extended due to side buds opening after primary buds. Flowers are outward facing with good carriage. Leaves are deep green with light red petioles on upper facing surfaces. Plants produce a large mound shape with foliage to the ground. Produces large numbers of ground shoots and is one of the more vigorous growing lutea hybrids. Easily propagated through grafting. Grows to 4 feet in Wisconsin. Lyra is Latin for lyre and is a small constellation.  Lyra was often represented on star maps as a vulture or an eagle carrying a lyre.  Also known as "Falling Vulture" or "Falling Eagle".  Flowers 'fall' outward around the plant and are reference to a falling eagle.  Lyra is one of finest looking plants in the garden throughout the growing season and can be used as a landscape specimen for these attributes.  Excellent and consistent.
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